The Office of Undergraduate Research to host 8th annual HASBSEB conference

The Office of Undergraduate Research is set to host the 8th annual Humanities, Arts, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Education and Business Conference on Saturday, Nov. 20 at Landes Auditorium in the Galloway Business building.

“We want our students to pursue more out-of-classroom experiences that will make a difference in their resumes and applications for graduate school,” said Christian Bahrim, director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. “I’m hoping that our students walk away with a richness of information and a confidence to explore undergraduate research.”

This year’s guest speaker for the conference is LU alumnus Juan Nicolau, Ph.D. Nicolau currently serves as professor of revenue management at Virginia Tech. He previously served as professor of marketing and dean of the College of Economics and Business at the University of Alicante, Spain and has been named a top-25 international researcher in tourism by Tourism Management Perspectives. He is the recipient of more than 21 awards, has published more than 130 research articles –– 105 of them have been included in the Journal of Citation Reports of the Web of Science –– two books and five book chapters.

Nicolau is a member of 13 editorial review boards of scientific journals, including the Associate Editor of Journal of Travel Research, Tourism Management, Annuals of Tourism Research and Tourism Economics. He also received the MVP award for research excellence in 2020 and 2021.

The conference is free and open to all undergraduate and graduate students. For more information on the 8TH Annual HASBSEB Conference, visit